Monday, 6 October 2014

Update for Melanie & Peggy

OK You don't need to say anything - I'm a bit slack with the blog.

I have managed a bit of sewing over the past months - this quilt here, made from fabric purchased from Kim Bradley's lovely shop in Sydney.  The pattern is from Valorie Wells (also purchased at Kim's shop).

I quilted it myself - lots of straight(ish) lines which I like the look of.  That's Scarlet standing beside the quilt and as with everything I make she thinks it's hers!

This is the quilt I've been working on over the past few weeks - I've finally finished the top this afternoon and now I just have to put something together for the back.  It's very large, I wanted a quilt that would hang over the sides of the bed - so it will be going to Evol for quilting with a simple all over pattern.  The design is Dotty Frames from Kaffe Fassett's Quilt Grandeur.  I enjoyed going through my Kaffe fabrics and selecting prints to use.  I'll post another/better photo when it's been quilted.
I have another quilt cut out ready to go from the same book - Cartwheel by Liza Prior Lucy which I was planning to start straight away, however I've been distracted by a quilt I saw in the recent Fons and Porter magazine - Trifecta by Tanya Finkler.  60degree triangles made from strips in lovely reds with wonderful white contrast so it just might be a little longer until I get to Cartwheel!
In the meantime Spring has arrived here and the weather has been just gorgeous.  I've been spending a bit of time in the garden lately - trying to fertilize and mulch before it gets too hot.  This is the view from my kitchen window - shame you can't see the colours as I do.
Till next time, Bev